Life Science Lunch

 "Indiana's longest-running, statewide educational and networking program"

Presented by:

   Barnes and Thornburg

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 Now Available - Watch the video from recent lunches

January 2016 -Alzheimer's Disease, from Cause to Cure

February 2016 - Clinical Trials from a Study Site Perspective

March 2016 - New Opportunities and New Attacks: The Evolution of Patent Law, Intellectual Property Law, and Litigation Reform Efforts Since the America Invents Act

June 2016  - FDA Guidance: An Abundance of Information in 2016

July 2016: Women in Life Science Leadership

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About the Series

The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in life science. Each month, at lunch, a policymaker or a panel in the field of life science will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the life science industry. We hope you will join us.

There is no charge to attend, but please register so we know how many lunches to order. Please see registration page for details. Some of the discussion questions will be submitted to the speakers in advance.

Topic/Time/Date - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

October Lunch Program

The 2016 Election and What it Means for the Health Science Sector

 The election on November 8th will be a defining moment for the country and with no presidential or gubernatorial candidate holding a clear advantage, it’s still anybody’s game! Please join us for a bi-partisan discussion of key federal and state races and hear how industry members are evaluating their options – what are the key issues? What kind of support and understanding might we expect from the candidates?  How do they view the role of patients? What might become of legislative initiatives already in the works?  One way or the other, the 2016 election will impact your business so put on your political junkie hats and hold on for the ride! 


11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Eastern)
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Central)

 (Lunch Provided at all participating B&T Offices)
Formal Presentation by Video Conference
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Central)

Moderator and Speakers



 Rusty Ring, Vice President Government Affairs
Roche Diagnostics Corporation 

Sarah Kyle, Federal Government Affairs

John Ketzenberger, President
Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute
 Mike O'Connor, Director, State Government Affairs
Eli Lilly and Co.


Kristin Jones
Indiana Health Industry Forum


The program is video broadcast to a number of Barnes & Thornburg offices and participating locations across the state and country.  The primary location is the Barnes & Thornburg office at 11 S. Meridian Street in downtown Indianapolis.  Please select from the locations below when registering.  Maps to locations are provided in the table below.




 New Albany

 Next Presentation


Tuesday, November 15, 2016
 11:30 am- 1:00 pm (Eastern)



Registration Open


Thursday, October 20, 2016